Troop 65 provides Scout programs for boys and girls ages 11-17 from the Circle Pines, Lexington, southeast Blaine, and southwest Lino Lakes area. Most of our scouts attend Centennial Middle School and Centennial High School, however we do have scouts attending other schools as well. For over 60 years, our Troop has been chartered by Our Savior's Lutheran Church, and that is where most of our Troop Meetings are held, typically on Monday nights. New scouts from grades 6-12 are welcome to join Troop 65 at any time (boys and girls in grades K-5 are welcome to join Cub Scout Pack 65).
Troop 65 has an active Patrol Leaders Council that plans and leads our troop meetings and events. We are a 2018 Journey to Excellence Platinum Unit Award. We have been recognized as a National Outdoor Challenge Award recipient and by Northern Star Council as a Community Service Honor Unit. Scouts BSA is a program of the Boy Scouts of America. Girls may officially join as of February 1, 2019.
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For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.
The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to
- Try new things.
- Provide service to others.
- Build self-confidence.
- Reinforce ethical standards.
While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.
Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.